Grinding Coffee Victor Gabriel Gilbert

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Country of origin: France

Medium: oil on original canvas

Signed: Signed upper right

Dated: c. 1890

Condition: Very good

Size: 14.00" x 11.00" (35.6cm x 27.9cm)

Framed size: 18.00" x 15.00" (45.7cm x 38.1cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

Artist biography

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Victor Gabriel Gilbert was a pupil of Victor Adam and Charles Busson. He painted many figures and portraits of fashionable ladies and young girls as well as views of Paris enlivened with flower-sellers. He was best known for his vegetable, poultry and fish-market scenes, and, above all, his flower markets. In Normandy he painted cliff landscapes and harbour scenes. He also executed decorative paintings for the Town Hall of Paris. Victor Gabriel Gilbert exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français winning a silver medal in 1889 and was awarded the Léon Bonnard prize in 1926. He became a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1897. Museum and Gallery Holdings Bayeux: Young Lady Besançon: Mutual Advice Dieppe: Nonchalance Le Havre: Les Halles, Le Carreau; Dreaming Liège: Les Halles in the Morning Lille: Corner of the Fish Market in the Morning Nice: Banks of the Eure Strasbourg: Woman Selling Poultry